tv Glenn Beck FOX News June 25, 2010 5:00pm-6:00pm EDT
>> well, hello america and welcome back to another founding friday. when i first had the idea of founders fridays i didn't know if anybody would watch them and thr some of our highest rated shows that we have had. our highest rated fridays my whole time in television. america is hungry for the truth they never learned and the idea is pretty simple. we spend an hour telling stories of our founders that you've never heard before. have americans fall in love with the people that started this country all over again and it's really not that hard to do. their courage, their determination, their fearlessness, their
stubbornness. i fell in love with these three guys. this guy is absolutely incredible. ben franklin, there's nobody like him on planet earth today. george washington, i hope that we can find our george washington. honorable, trustworthy, decent. samuel adams, oh, my gosh, he'd be in some sort of p.c. jail now. he's so unbelievably religious and didn't mind anybody saying, hey, sam, have a seat, stop with the god stuff. except in his time nobody really was saying that. i wanted to tell you about history because i've fallen in love with american history, the history of our country and it's not being taught anymore, you want to save our country? you can talk politics all you want, but you want to save our country, you've got know know who we are. i was on the road last weekend. i was in st. louis and
columbus, ohio and everybody i met, everybody was talking about founding fridays. oh, the founders friday, it's the best. they were talking about history, history. when was the last time that was happening in this country? there was one show that had stood out in particular to most people on these friday shows and i think it's because there's a whole section of our history that has been completely wiped off the face of the earth. it is a story of a group of people that are courageous, they are founders that nobody even talks about anymore, nobody even knew they were existing. they did up until around the civil war. they are our black founders. first i wasn't sure how people would react to the show. honestly after the program i spent about 20 minutes with the audience and a lot of them were really hacked off. they were angry that a huge
piece of american history had been eliminated. after the show, i talked to a couple of african-american that work on the staff and they, jack, where is jack, is he still here? jack was talking to he me, our sound guy, and he said i talked to my father afterwards, my son. i understand, he said my son watched the show with he me, he said, stood up and swore. he said he doesn't swear in front of his father, he said, i'm sorry, dad. i can understand why maybe your generation didn't learn this, but why didn't we? people in the audience, i want to show you a little clip after the show, couldn't believe what they were hearing. watch. >> the liberal democrats didn't jump on the civil rights train until it became politically convenient to do so. >> what is the anti-american sentiment that's going on? >> lbj and jfk are lauded in the black community, but they didn't support of the civil rights act of 1957.
>> how did wood droe wilson being lionized by the-- >> he didn't like the founders, didn't like the constitution, didn't like the country. >> he was president of a university. >> governor of new york. >> an avowed racist, how did this get expunged from history. >> they've named thousands of minorities after this man and it's infuriating when you think about it. >> and there's-- that's right. that came out of and again, you don't know this because wilson was an expert. >> and he was perhaps the first american killed in the revolutionary war. most people don't know that, he's a black man. >> the only one from the founding era i've seen taught w was. >> i'm going to spend more time looking at our black
founders, and all this summer you're going to learn things-- you're going to learn things that i am convinced will change the course of this country. we are going to set history right again. find out who we really, truly are, so much of our differences will be erased. so many of the problems that we face now, we don't have to face. and the things have been erased to separate us. this is a book that i want you to pick up. american history in black and white. it's been now on the amazon best he seller list for a while and since that show. david barton is here, the founder and president of wall builders, the author of american history in black and white and david, i've got to tell you, it's an easy read and really only scratches the surface, but i have to tell you, i was ashamed of myself and i started to read this and i saw this, this is thanksgiving sermon preached
january 1st, 1808. and so i'm reading this sermon, who is it given by. >> abson jones, the reverend abson jones. >> glenn: who is he? >> a black founder, an epist gol bishop and signed the declaration to treat the yellow fever epidemic, and probably the first-- >> if i'm not mistaken, if i'm reading it right an amazing physician as well. >> he was amazing. when the yellow fever hit, philadelphia is where it hit, that was the national capital, yet, president washington will he had the house, the senate, and it hits. nobody knows with a causes yellow fever back then. who knew there was mosquitos. 40,000 people in town, it killed 4,000 people so 10% of the population and doctors don't know what caused it and you've got doctors, they all left town except ben min rush
and other two guys that stayed, two black preachers, jones and abson, and they took care of them and abson jones and richard allen would bury up to 120 folks a day that died as a result of yellow fever and everybody else lft town. >> glenn: richard allen was also, he was a preacher at a white church, right? a mega church. >> he preached to 2000 whites at a church in philadelphia? >> again, give me the year. >> about 1790's. >> glenn: how many here in the audience have been led to believe that in the 1790's, blacks and whites hated each other, it was slavery, right? how many people, raise your hand, how many people said, look at that, look at that, we just hated each other. >> yeah. >> glenn: actually the truth is, with richard allen, this mega, mega preacher, he tried to segregate.
>> yeah. >> glenn: tell me the story. >> in the 1790's, he proposed having a black denomination and both whites and blacks said he we don't want to do that. we want the integrated stuff, we don't want separate denominations and there was finally an overact of racism in one church that gave him the impetus to start a black denomination, for years neither blacks nor whites wanted a separate denomination because they worshipped in the churches in philadelphia. >> glenn: that's not to say they weren't racist. >> absolutely. >> glenn: there's always racists, there always will be. i'm reading it book, reading this sermon and i have to tell you i'm ashamed of myself because i come to this part. on behalf of our brethren it comes for us this day to offer our united thanks, let the song of angels first heard in the air the birth of our savior be heard in this day on assembly. let's sing songs to him and
talk about his oned rust words, let, listen to this, let the first day of january be set apart every year as a day of thanksgiving and when our children shall ask in time to come saying, what mean the lessons, the prayers and praises in the worship of this day? let us answer them by saying, the lord, on the day of which this is the anniversary did what, did anybody know-- has anybody heard of it the 1st of january shall be celebrated in the entire country every year and when our children, it should be such a big deal that when our children come and say and what is the meaning on the celebration on the 1st of january. anybody, what? >> the constitution states that not until 1808 can you abolish the african slave trade. that's the date. january 1st abraham lincoln
talks about it, they put the law into effect. >> glenn: okay, how many people knew that? do you know when-- now, remember, england is known for abolishing the slave trade peacefully, et cetera, et cetera. they did it in 1807. they didn't abolish slavery, just the trade of slaves. in 1807. we did it in 1808. they beat us by a year, but david-- >> they actually didn't beat us by a year because we wrote that back in 1787 at the constitutional convention. now, we gave the-- there were three southern states particularly that wanted to keep slavery and others states wanted to get rid of it. and the three states give you a little bit of time. give you 20 years and we want to done, we want it gone. that was supposed to be the time so in 1787 that's what they planned for this date. >> glenn: david, when did this history start to get erased? when did we lose-- because it was done for a reason.
there's no way that systematically this can be-- you know, there are some things you can lose, i didn't know that fact or i didn't know that fact, but this is like the statue of liberty standing there. i don't know what the big lady is and nobody nos. >> that's right. >> glenn: in fact, it's not only that we don't know who the big lady is, we're like, you know who that big lady is? she is, she is the president of halloween town and she comes and takes your children with a torch. and that's almost what it is. >> yeah. >> glenn: we've not just forgotten history, we've turned it upside down to use it to hate each other. >> there was a whole period of time, and founding fathers passed rule 1789 and any slave in any new territory you couldn't be a part of the united states if you had slavery and 1794 banned exportation of slaves and 1787-- 1820 congress starts passing a law, remember that law that
said about no states having slaves, we don't like that, we are he' going to repeal that and repealed the 1789 law and missouri compromise. if you come in as a free state, you have to come as a slave state. the next cases were mixed and repealing laws get to 1850, kansas-nebraska act and becoming more and more slavery and they have to do what people do, you have to rewrite history to justify your agenda. >> glenn: i would say maybe a year or so ago and maybe, probably about two years now, maybe, and i'm just starting to learn my history and starting to be really curious about all of this stuff in american history. and i just accepted the line, you know, that i had learned in school. and i found myself down in, i think, richmond, virginia, where the con fed drat museum is. >> one, i'm sure. >> glenn: i'm down there in the gift shop looking for a con federate constitution, i
don't know if you see them in a little envelope on the crappy parchment paper and the guy with me, i've got to find the confederate constitution, af he got to read it. he goes to the curator of the museum, do you have a copy of the confederate constitution. >> he says, okay, it's upstairs. >> glenn: okay, you keep the envelopes upstairs. i go up and he takes out a box and it's the original constitution and he rolls it out on to the table and i'm like, i may have jam on my hands. this is not a good idea, but i read it and i actually look at all of it and i read it, it was clearly, this wasn't about state rights. this was clearly about slavery. >> it was. >> glenn: you could see whatever you wanted about states rights, it wasn't about states rights when you--
to join the confederacy you had to be a slave-- >> you can't end slaves. if it's slaves rights they get to choose. >> glenn: right. >> and the reason the title on it was called the slave holding confederate states of america, that's the title, we never say at that. >> glenn: i learn more from reading the constitution. >> from reading the constitution, amazing, amazing. >> glenn: it's amazing what you can learn, america, from reading a constitution, we should try it sometime. i'm going to take a break. how much time do i have. i've got stuff on-- we are going to take a break and when we come back i want to show you what's in the newspapers, in the death numbers of people who fought in the revolutionary war. oh, you won't believe the racism or the lack of it next.
builders. he is a-- he is an amazing guy because you can-- you know, when i get on and i say, here is what i think is going on. you can dispute that because that's my theme, but when we talk about history and you can produce the documents, and that's why i really believe david barton is one of the most important people in america to save america today because it is his opinion, but he'll produce the document to show you the fact. what was the relationship of our founders with african-americans? depended on where you were. if you're in the south, it's a different relationship, right. >> it was. >> glenn: but our founders, the ones that really put everything together, they came from a world where we don't even understand it. we're just, we're striving to get back to this place. >> yeah. >> glenn: are we not?
>> we are. >> glenn: now i want to show-- now, these are from hold newspapers, this one is caesar glover, a colored man supposed to be about 80 years of age, this is a, an obituary. >> obituary. >> glenn: he was brought from africa as a slave as a child and he served in the revolutionary war and a pensioner of the united states. what does that tell you. >> several things, eighths list of obituary, it's not broken out black and white. he's a citizen, didn't matter were you black or white, you're a citizen. significantly, he's a pensioner. he's a pensioner of the united states. that goes with the veterans benefits that were provided. here is the the document, you want to take that. >> glenn: that's always make me nervous, original the last official address of his excellency, george washington, this is his original from what year. >> 1783. this is when he resigns after
we've won the revolution, eight years we fou win it. he's going out. he has a message to the governors of 13 states and a message to congress, by the way, here is what we have to do to cake care of our benefits. for the officer a half pension for what they were given and this is the first veterans benefit bill program that washington sets forth. >> glenn: okay. tell me about the classes of african-american and white. >> exactly. he's a pensioner of the united states. he's not a white pensioner or a black pensioner, he's a soldier, he served his country, he gets a pension. >> glenn: so there's no discussion of color. >> not at all, not at all. >> glenn: everybody. >> we talk about christmas adams, the first guy shot down, he was black, the other four days were white and he laid in the state four days for everybody to he see. a black laying in state, no
paper mentioned that he was black. it was not an issue. he was a guy who got shot down standing up for his country and so these five guys got shot, it wasn't until we got into the racism preceding the civil war the abolitionists had to say, remember, our first martyr here was a black american. nobody cares about it back in the early days, he was a soldier who fought for his country. he's a patriot and laid in state right there. >> glenn: this one at providence at an advanced age. bristol rhodes, a black man of the late revolutionary army in which he long served with a deserved reputation at the siege of yorktown and unfortunately lost a leg and an arm and since assisted on pension. same story. >> same story. >> glenn: a colored man named henry hill, 80 years. he served in the war,
brandywine, princeton and york time and interned with honors of the war. >> not only a pension, but a full military funeral as any veteran would get. the military funeral with the honors of a veteran. >> glenn: soum people here had any idea that our founders, people at this time would take an african-american and bury them with a full military rights and honors? anybody here believe this before just now? your wife (laughter) >> that's amazing. that's amazing. and the last one here, what is this one. >> the interesting, this is a little change of pace, but once-- you can read what it is, here is another black elected to office. >> glenn: a free negro man in the time of thomas hercules was chosen town clerk of that
bureau by decided majority of votes, this we mention is a prove of the growing liberality of the present age when virtue and worth alone and not rear color or rank splendor begun to recommend a man, what, request. in places of trust and confidence. he got elected because of his work and abilities. it doesn't matter color he was or wasn't. >> does this not sound like martin luther king? this sounds like mart lute kick. >> that's a 1792 newspaper. >> glenn: 1792. >> it's just a matter of fact in the newspaper. >> glenn: again, if you don't know history you repeat it. look what we did, we repeated it. we made progress and then it was erased and so we repeated it. david, what was the thing that
you found in-- you or anybody else that started going through stuff and you went-- i can't believe this? was there newing that just opened your guys on this particular subject that you thought maybe, maybe knows this. >> what opened my eyes in the state of texas because i was walking through the texas state capital. i was wandering around, and back under a stairway and i mean, i was going into the took and croonies back under a stairway. we've got the people in the 16th legislature and 16, 17th and a bunch were missing, they were tucked under the steps of the capital. i looked at them, they were all black eyes. 60, 70% black and i looked at those guys, i've never heard this. so i starting writing down names and looking them up. these guys have left the
office with some of our leaders. mat through gaines, the first space-based program came out of-- >> what were they put underneath the stairwell? >> i don't know if they got back under the stairwell. it opened mew eyes and fell that would be true in most of the southern bits, but listen, lucas morelle we were on the first program, the only time in american history where losers wrote the history. they wrote that the blacks rode out of hifrt and stuck these across the street and i found those. >> glenn: american it's time to bring them out from underneath the stairway and it's time to learn the truth of our history that will unite us and bring us together. the more in a second.
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>> president obama arrives in canada for a summit with world leaders hours after scoring a pretty big victory at home. overhaul the country's financial system, no doubt it will be a topic of conversation at the g-20 meetings this weekend. popular cereal were pulled from the shelves after unusual shells and flavors. kellogg pulling apple jacks, corn pops, fruit loops and honey smacks. they got to train with prince harry, who took part in exercises there. for more on these stories go to foxnews.com. and glenn beck returns, but
bret. >> could it be job one for general petraeus, an and leaders warn of a leadership vacuum in the intelligence community. now, back to glenn beck. [applause]. >> glenn: we're talking about our black founders tonight and there is so much history we can't squeeze it into an hour or in this case, two and soon to be three, four, five, six, seven eight, nine, ten. there is a lot coming this summer that you do not want to miss. go to glenn beck.com. sign up for insider extreme and doesn't we premier a new rock stars of the revolution and hear everything dave barton has to say about our black founders and learn something you've never read in textbooks, never. david burton president and founder of wall builders, great book american history in black and white. david, i want to talk to you,
i'm sorry to select textbooks. >> right. >> glenn: and we were talking about it in my office the other day, we could open up textbooks, depending which one and where it's from and see what they're teaching in school and we know, because like you, you've gone to the original sources, i've read, i had some on the set earlier, i've read the diaries of some of these people. i mean, i've read, i've seen, i've touched the documents and you read the textbooks and it's completely upside down. >> yeah. >> glenn: is there, is there a way if by not passing you throughout gates of academia because they hold all the keys, is there a way to restore it history and-- is there, how? >> i'm going to use the texas model, every one of these pen
we mentioned is back in the textbooks and because of the texas textbook market, it's all over the united states. this started 15 years ago. 15 elected state board of education numbers in texas, that's a down ballot race and they're all elected, each comes from the district the size of two congressional districts, we said for whatever change, people in charge of what goes in the textbooks and patriotic and came in time for the history standards. the academics crude us up and came after us, but the common sense people. >> glenn: i don't wants a conservative or liberal, i want somebody that doesn't hate the country. >> that's right. >> glenn: when it's a coin toss, that will get the down toss to us and put us in the textbooks, we're not sure.
>> that's right. >> glenn: it's a coin toss, but also somebody who just roots it in fact, because it's so distorted. >> one of the things i did going through to analyze it, look at the heroes they've given us, could 240 school teachers-- we looked at all of the hundred and some add names and over liberals outnumbered conservatives by 4-1 margin and. >> glenn: let's at least get some balance. >> we started adding the good guys and oh, you're turning the textbooks to the rye, no, just bringing them even. >> glenn: what about black and white. >> black and white as far as the temperatures books, what's happening the last down-- non-white the ones we just did 25% and increased that number specifically and they're screaming at us, because we're conservative. we're just trying to teach history the way it happened. >> glenn: tell me about unwith of the stories.
>> i've got good friends in forces and goes back to oss and world war ii and came up with john f. kennedy and we had one of the special forces one in 1776, our second in command, charles lee captured by the british, only way we're going to get him back is to capture a british general with equal right and make a prisoner exchange. what they do, they come up with this commando type plan, snatch and grab. we've got to go there in the middle of the british port where the fume two general is, snatch the guy and the british won't know there's an exchange. and where richard prescott was the number two general, they had a plans to go in the middle of his massive insulation and kent him and get him out. william barton went to his 40 top soldiers. this is america, block and
white, got them together and said, guys, here is what i propose. we're going to go in at night and capture him in his sleeping quarters at night and to go by the guards and capture him and make the exchange. anybody want to go, i've got to go. they get in the row boats, when they were rowing the muffled sound they rode undered prow of the british war ships, road up on tour where the british guards were, knocked them out and secured them and found their way back to his quarters and his door was locked. what do you do now. >> glenn: did anybody bring a key? >> exactly, exactly. >> glenn: right. >> and it's locked and gosh, how do we do this quiet. they're wondering what to do and a black patron moved out of the way, shoved them aside and ran into the door and used
his head as a batterying ram. t they went in and the british general was shocked. what happened to the door and the guy who just-- he's a door kicker, my son and i-- three terms in iraq. he they went in, brought him out. muffled him. made a successful prisoner exchange and that's the first one. >> glenn: using your head. >> that's right. >> i'm 17 years old, been out of high school 20th years and actually went to the best schools available. overseas in germany and i felt like i got a great dwugs because upsetting, i have seen david barton and what hatches the show, what really hacks me off i'm just now finding these things, i looked at textbooks
from friends of mine in front of skol, four, five, standard black people in history. hair he yet taubman, frederick douglas, some of them mentioned benjamin ban cur, the same for or five as if there were only four or five black people who contracted throughout custody and it's just like, why, is this the same way with the information you have today in 2010? >> may is question a question, cynthia, you're shaking your head while he's saying this and you look a little disgusted by this whole thing. did you pass javier a microphone? because, i mean, it's robbing heritage. >> absolutely. and i was sitting in the audience the last show where you did this and i had some very strong comments that i
made about woodrow wilson and what i mentioned, what i felt particularly galling in that incident, there are skarps to minority named off woodrow wilson and i find it infuriating because like chris, i went it a good school. those are names i had never been exposed to and i'd never heard about until you know, this guy or the last show that we, the very first time that you would have. this is the first time ever hearing this. i'm a little appalled. i'm not that far removed from college and some of this stuff i'm hearing for the first time and i mean, public education one thing, but when you're paying for your education and not getting this information. >> in israel they're paying for everybody's education. thank you, steven.
you have a question? >> in england created-- 1772. >> oh, 1772. my bad. england created a law ending the slave trade. the slave trade continued anyways and america continued to get sleeps and three years later the american revolution started. and do you believe that this law contributed to the beginning of the american ref lewis. >> stand by we'll get that answer and more from the audience in just a second. x@
i'm reading, we were talking in the break, i'm reading a book called "the children", which is the story of the 1960 and the beginning of the civil rights movement and what these people went through. unbelievable. absolutely unbelievable. and i don't know a lot of that history 'cause there's this barrier, imagined or not, there's this barrier, how many african-americans don't know the history of these guys and the american revolution? when we restore that history and we restore the truth about segregation and all of the nastiness there, whites and blacks can just knit together because we've both been lied to, we really have both been lied to. steven asked the question before we took a break. >> great britain, 1772, out slavery, didn't have an impact even though the british didn't follow it. yes, in 1773, rhode island
starting passing anti-slavery laws, in 1774, massachusetts started passing anti-slavery laws and pennsylvania passed anti-slavery laws and they have the permission to do so. in 1774, king george came in and vetoed every law, we have slavery in the british empire, and as long as you're part of the british empire. >> and the desire to end slavery is listed twice as often as taxation without reputation. we heard taxes, but didn't hear the talk about ending slavery. >> thank you considered doing your own black history month? we're doing a poor job of it. >> we have, we've come out with a number of black history little magazines telling stories of these guys on our website and you can get these things, but i tell you, i have
a blasz blast, these of my heroes, i'm a american, and these are americans and we enjoy digging back in-- this is an old 1855 textbook, it's not skinny, nothing, but black patriots to the revolutionary in that. it's not like we're shallow black patriots. that's william nell. >> glenn: who here now in 1851. >> 1855. >> glenn: 1855 there was a school textbook colored patriots. >> it hasn't been reprinted it's on google book. it's done by a black historian william nell the first black to hold any office in the federal government. >> glenn: jen. >> i'm angry about the rewriting of history and all the history not included in the school textbooks and for me anger motivates me and aside from the good work with
mr. barton, even if like you said, these tax books include all of this excellent history i'm scynical that they had they'll teach it. what other efforts are underway to get this-- >> okay, let's answer that question because i think it's a critical, critical condition and a critical answer. we'll do that next. [applause].
(applause) >> during the break, jan asked us, is it jen or jan. jen, jen asked us the question about, you know, what do you do? david, you have to be a part of the school district, you have to be involved in the textbooks and everything you're doing in texas and people have to be involved with their schools, but correct me if you think i'm wrong. america, i think we're running out of time. and this is-- i really view our children as clay jars and it is the skip tour, can i have that book? this is, this is the scripture, american scripture,
"colored patriots" if we lose it with all the freedom and technology it will never be seen again if something goes awry. we must not only learn it, seek it out, but teach it to our children and make sure they know it and waste no ti time. >> and we've got to be intolerant of school districts who won't teach it. if we know it and teach our kids and we've got a basis, look at the textbooks you've got. this guy, this guy, this guy, this guy, and make it so intolerant-- >> i'm trying to write a book for christmas for kids on american heroes and patriots and it will show the textbooks off to the side, it will show this is what you're going to learn in your textbooks and this is where you find the information that shows that's wrong so we can teach our children not only the true story, but teach our children to find the right answer and stand up respectfully to their teachers. the other thing i want to mention to you is the last american revival that i'm
doing, we've done, what, three of these and they've been sold out 10,000 people each. we're doing the last one in july in salt lake city, it's saturday, i think, the 17th of july. tickets are available and we'll put it at the bottom of the screen, i think glenn beck tours.com. this is a seven hour event. you'll have a great time. it's almost a spiritual event, it really is. and this is the kind of stuff you learn and the only complaint we've had on this, can you turn the house up more, i want to take more notes. it's up to you to be able to preserve this. you must get active. the most important thing you can do is read history, read, search, question with boldness, even the very existence of god. and then teach it to your children. we'll be back. final thoughts next. [applause]
- hi, i'm halle berry, and as a new mom, i can tell you that childhood is a magical time. but for children with diabetes, life is not quite so carefree. the barbara davis center for childhood diabetes is fighting hard to find a cure. know the signs: irritability, excessive urination, weight loss. if you have any of these signs, please call your doctor. early detection can save your life. give to save lives and reach for the cure. call now or log on to childrensdiabetesfoundation.org. >> we're going to leave things tonight with vanessa. >> i just think like marcus garby said people without history is like a tree without roots and-- >> the same for everyone that's an american, we've got to know our roots. from new york, good night